I?ve been a jojoba bean picker in the Sonoran desert, copy chief for a busy magazine in New York City, college writing instructor, and managing editor, editor, and author for Lark Crafts. But the hardest and most rewarding job I?ve ever attempted was teaching third graders.
It?s Teacher Appreciation Week! Looking for a teacher gift idea you can stitch up easily in an evening? Grab some felt and make Lisa Jordan?s sweet Apple for Teacher Brooch from our follow-up to Fa la la la Felt, Heart-Felt Holidays (now available for under $10 on amazon and B&N.com).
My nine-year-old niece Oona sewed one for her teacher last night between dessert and bath time.
Look how great hers turned out!
Download a free PDF with instructions and printable templates: Apple for Teacher Brooch.